Site Name Junction of Murray and Darling Rivers (1)
Aboriginal Place Name
Language Group
Colony NSW
Present State/Territory NSW
Police District
Coordinates (imprecise to approx. 250m) -34.113,147.921,0
Date Between 1 Mar 1839 and 31 Mar 1839
Attack Time Daylight
Aboriginal People Killed 40
Aboriginal People Killed Notes Kiilled: M. 40; Probable: M F; Possible: M F; Wounded: M F
Non-Aboriginal People Killed 0
Non-Aboriginal People Killed Notes Killed: M F; Wounded: M F
Attacker Category Settler
Attacker Details Overlanders led by Macleod and Macpherson from Sydney to Adelaide.
Motive Alleged response to Aboriginal attack on group as they crossed the river.
Type Of Motive Reprisal stockmen
Weapons Used Muskets
Narrative Attack on Aborignal camp in alleged response to an Aboriginal attack on a group of overlanders as they crossed the Murray river.
Sources Southern Australian, 24 April 1839, p.2; SAGazette&Colonial Register, April 27,1839,p.2
Corroboration Rating **